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Texas Targeted Opioid Response Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis American Pain Society
AG Office: Opi­oid Crisis The Global Pain Initiative
NIH: Texas Opioid Summary Alliance of State Pain Initiatives 
Emerging Solutions in Pain  
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 Texas Targeted Opioid Response

TTOR expands access to treatment, prevention and early intervention, and provides long-term recovery supports for people with a history of, or who are at risk for developing, opioid use disorders and overdose. In addition, TTOR promotes outreach and education for the public and professionals through training and community events. This new opioid response initiative will also enhance re-entry, employment and housing for people affected by opioid use.

Texas Department of State Health Services

 Public Health Response to the Opioid Crisis

 Men and women suffering with pain trapped inside pill capsules.

The opioid crisis is a public health emergency. Almost half of all drug overdose deaths in Texas involve opioids. The impact of opioid addiction spans all generations and cuts across all socioeconomic lines.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recognizes the need to address opioid misuse in Texas. Much of the work at DSHS centers around two strategies:

  • improving surveillance, and
  • expanding prevention through education and training.

 Attorney General of Texas

The Texas Office of the Attorney General is working to protect Texans from the scourge of opioid painkiller abuse and related overdoses which are devastating families throughout the state.


Opioid Summary



The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. 

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Neuropathy Alliance of Texas

  • Promote awareness about neuropathy in Texas
  • Provide education, resources and emotional support to patients and their caregivers
  • Support research


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The Global Pain Initiative™ is a 501(c)(3), Not-For-Profit organization.

Pain is the number one reason people go to a doctor.  According to the National Institutes of Medicine, in the United States alone, chronic pain affects 100 million adults – that is more people than Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes combined.

The Foundation believes that pain is a global problem, affecting nearly one billion people.  Although the number one reason people go to a doctor is pain, there is little being done to really understand what pain is, applying science to change the way pain is treated and to ultimately realize a Cure!




Emerging Solutions in Pain

Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP) is an ongoing educational initiative developed to address some of today's most critical issues in pain management. These issues involve balancing fundamental rights of patients and clinicians with the challenge of risk containment for opioid misuse, abuse and addiction associated with medical prescribing and use of controlled substances.